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I learned in short order that this book isn't just for those ages 8-12. It is for parents, grandparents, children and ANYONE who enjoys mystical fantasy and adventure!
From Author Pat Frayne's website:
This is an adventurous mystery for parents as well as for children who wish to retreat into a world inhabited by mystical characters…
"Topaz", the main character, is a "large yellow conjure cat". The definition of "conjure" is to make something appear unexpectedly or seemingly from nowhere, as in magic. To call an image to mind."
Topaz possesses a magical power, (you will have to read the book to find out what it is), and Author Pat Frayne's descriptive, flowing writing style is a cornucopia of imagery, giving HER the ability as well, to "call an image to mind." Vivid, marvelous images were created in my mind with every turn of a page. Frayne, has a knack of creating a mood (it is a little bit scary, but not too much!), she keeps you in suspense and warms your heart through her emphasis on friendship and loyalty.
Topaz and the Plum-Gista Stone is also fun! (I think Dooley the raccoon shares some of the same blunt personality traits that I have!) He is just one of a few animals that talk in this book. You will also fall in love (as I did ) with Daisy the fawn. No mystical fantasy would be complete without fairies, gnomes, elves and other mystical beings that add to the adventure! Check out the book trailer below:
Topaz and the Plum-Gista is the second book in a series called Tales of Topaz the Conjure Cat and I love that it is a series that doesn't need to be read in any particular order. The first book is Topaz and the Evil Wizard and was featured on Indies Unlimited a few months ago.
Pat has a link to Chapter One of of Topaz and the Plum-Gista Stone on her website, you may click here to read it.
Topaz and the Plum-Gista Stone would make a wonderful holiday gift for adults and older children alike. It provides a welcome respite from the harsh reality of the world in which we live and would make a purrfect companion for a rainy or snowy day or night.
Topaz and the Plum-Gista Stone definitely worked it's magic on me and I am certain that when you read this book it will do the same for you!
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR Pat Frayne, grandmother, writer, and retired registered nurse, lives in a small town in Northern Arizona with her husband, Ron and their adopted black lab, Charlie. The inspiration for the book, Topaz and the Plum-Gista Stone and the character, Daisy, came from their nine year old granddaughter, Caitlin. Pat and Cait alike share a love for cats and all things fantasy.